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central russia is reeling from friday's spectacular meteor strike left over a thousand people injured and caused widespread damage and distress. rival rallies in egypt anti-government protesters once again clashed with police while hard line islamists much in support of the president. all the while accusing the opposition of inciting violence. by his fellow republican senate. nominee chuck hagel will be given another try but only for a week. thanks
so much for joining us here today. live in moscow with your news from around the world people in russia recovering from the shock of the meteor or the crash to earth in the area on friday the space exploded in the sky creating a powerful shockwave damaging hundreds of buildings including schools. people have been injured as a result of the devastating explosion many of them children. go to prison off now reports from the affected region. thankfully the night passed quietly and without any incidents in chile i've insistence there were fears that more meteors were going to hit the area nothing of the kind happened but the consequences of friday's
meteor are still quite a handful it's not only about shattered go out lots of old buildings were damaged as well like this factory there behind me where parts of the wall and roof just collapsed which is remarkable since we're around one hundred kilometers because there are sixty miles away from where the media or fell on friday the explosion was so powerful nasa says it was equal to around twenty new cars dropped on hiroshima thankfully these explosions caused by the media were not accompanied by lethal radioactivity for more what happened here on friday here's this report it wasn't a bird a plane or superman but something much louder brighter faster and made times of war terrifying because big bright like he was shining across the sky you know blinding brighter than the sun it was around nine am when the skies were suddenly lit up by media or flying over breaking into three parts it leaving
a striking trail of smoke before vanishing just minutes later the city and the surrounding areas were literally rocked by a series of massive explosions. and i immediately called one of my teammates who lives in my building and i you know i couldn't get through to him by phone in work so i was a little bit scared at the point so powerful it damaged buildings and shattered windows all across the city but my you were there i was told that a plane crashed right into our building then we would tell you the law has been targeted use launched and metal structures inside would bend the last three feet it was a very scary because it. maybe were able to be honestly phenomenon later flooding the web with footage as rumors spread. what it might have been a stricken airplane a satellite that fell out of orbit even the beginning of the end of the world and
our t.v. documentary crew that was working in the area suddenly found themselves at the center of events in it but you put up that we saw a huge tail in the sky like from an airplane and then there was a bright fire and an explosion but the feeling was like there are. we thought a military jets may have crashed or that it was some manmade disaster it was a relief to find the natural phenomena anybody except over twelve hundred people were injured including over two hundred children mostly for pieces of shattered glass not one of the girls ran out to take pictures yes. and she was thrown in by the wave that came after this the flash and then we. my ears got blocked and the whole room get got filled with dust just like like a fog it's estimated the media as we varied from ten to forty tons and its speed of around twenty miles per second it gave it
a huge amount of energy and made it very difficult to detect you know that there are telescopes and networks operated by nasa in the u.s. and was cosmos and russia and the european space agency others that are out there trying to detect the track asteroids but honestly there's a lot of there's hundreds of thousands and their biggest focus is on the really large ones ones that are hundreds of meters in diameter or kilometers in diameter that could potentially you know do to us what happened to the dinosaurs thankfully no one was killed this time it was believed that he did it just with facilities including several nuclear sites located in the region. and lawrence maxwell kraus from the school of earth and space exploration he says this was an event of huge scientific interest. meteors and asteroids are common many of them come from the outer part of our solar system perturbations from the planet jupiter and other planets there's a huge. store of of comets asteroids out outside the orbits of
jupiter and outside in fact the outer solar system some of them periodically get disturbed by the gravity of the inner planets and get sent inwards some of them are big balls of ice and become comets others are big balls of rock and the impact on mars and the earth and the moon and. what's fascinating is actually you could if you can collect some of this material some of it is primordial if we actually detect it and we can we can get it right after it falls we can actually measure material that hasn't been processed since a solar system formed four to have billion years ago so for scientists it's a fascinating event and i'm happy that people weren't killed by it but if some of that material can be recovered it will be incredibly interesting and important for scientists and talk of right now we've got a special section on the exploding space rock and the havoc that it wreaked if you know all you can check out the exact timeline of the incident as well as a more images and first hand accounts.
i. this is r t and egypt is once again being shaken by burning buildings and stone throwing protesters with tear gas and water cannons unleashed in response this rallies against the president and ruling islamists of routinely turn into clashes with police and there are new don't arrest began on the second anniversary of the country's revolt and if been taken place on a weekly basis since this time however there was a massive rival rally organized by hard line islamists thousands gathered in cairo to show their support for president morsi and islamic law demonstrators lashed out of the opposition blaming them for violence that's taken at least seventy lives in recent weeks but despite this display of loyalty to the current leadership many
experts believe that its days are numbered. and what humans hadn't in egypt in the last two years is in effect a coup by twelve percent it's the actual number of eligible voters who voted for the sharia constitution and that's the muslim brotherhood and the majority of the egyptians so they are dead set against any kind of shari'a constitution they want to have their democracy they want to be able to breathe openly and were should go out in their own way and not be told what to do now i think the interesting thing is what's happening in washington since the second obama term began i think what we're seeing is on the obama have it that this entire muslim brotherhood experiment of the arab spring has turned out to be a catastrophe and they're pivoting their energies toward china and downgrading their support of groups like morsi so i think what's playing out now is the brotherhood is finished in egypt i don't see any way that there's going to be
a reconciliation and the people the people smell that this sense that they feel that and that's what's driving them so even the brotherhood steps down peacefully and respects the will the majority or we're going to have a very bloody ugly egypt. or at a terminus past the hour here in the russian capital chuck hagel will be given another shot at becoming the us defense secretary after the senate returns from its recess and less than ten days a storming vote why haggles fellow republicans saw him fall just short of landing the new job earlier this week artie's guy nature can reports. those who blocked the vote on chuck hagel nomination this thursday know very well that he will eventually be confirmed as defense secretary there are enough votes in the senate to confirm him but the stalling of the vote together with the humiliating treatment that the senators gave chuck hagel two weeks ago at his confirmation hearing this whole process is seen as a message all by itself those lawmakers showed that they could crush anyone who
would allow themselves to dissent from washington's core foreign policy beliefs chuck hagel remarks at the confirmation hearing disappointed even his supporters during the hearing which to many seemed like an inclination mr hay go had to backtrack on many of the statements he had made before including that war with iran should not be an option including his criticism of israel's actions and some other foreign policy views that he had expressed as a senator so throughout that long going to exhausting hearing mr hague kept apologizing for much of the previous statements he had to take from previous positions he had taken and he bent backwards to show how quote unquote mainstream his views are in the senator's cape kept accusing him of not being gay and quote unquote mainstream enough to get the job chuck hagel swore to defend basically all of washington's foreign policy orthodoxies his confirmation process has been humiliating in many ways than it demonstrated the state of u.s. foreign policy basically intolerant of will try to do vision alternative having said all that the president's decision to nominate chuck hagel of course knowing
the position chuck hagel had taken before was also seen as a message president obama had said previously that there is too much of your talk going on and maybe by nominating chuck hagel he wanted to play down because too many people here in washington are too eager to talk war just during the confirmation hearing the word war was mentioned one hundred twenty times the word iran one hundred eight times by comparison of ghana's than the war that the u.s. is fighting right now just twenty six mentions of course those are just words but they may very well show how eager many many in washington are to discuss new wars without even having finished the old ones. this is r.t. and u.s. authorities are planning to file away every tweet ever sent in a colossal log. they're doing a lot of other stuff that they should be doing like killing people across the world but you know there's only so much we can do i think so our tweets are kind of low
on the priority but i'd still a point that they should stop there and i'm just a bit later in the program here on our. people in new york on what about kind of interest is a necessary safeguard or a sinister form of snooping. and attempts to study the shaky global economy of being made of the g twenty gathering of finance heads right here in moscow we report on the cracks within the ranks more often a quick break. we'll look at. science technology innovation called the least developed from around russia we've got the future covered. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you
don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. all right thanks for joining us here on our. moscow with your news from around the world. there is a new big game against big brother being played all across germany where activists teaming up to destroy as many surveillance cameras as possible the players claim their message is serious and that they're protecting their privacy threatening
a major protest in berlin later in the day. sprawls with their actions of valid hope perhaps just another form of general vandalism. if you ever get the feeling that someone is watching you walking through the streets of the german capital they may be more to it than paranoia. the amount of sensitivity civilians on the rise and it's not as bad yet as in other countries for example of the u.k. where millions of cameras installed but still the number is rising and that's worrying us. that increase has seen some berliners take quite drastic action and fight back against what they see as the invasion of their privacy the target for their fight the cameras themselves the phenomenon has even produced an online game cam over the rules are simple film yourself destroying c.c.t.v. cameras posted online and points are awarded for the amount of camera smashed as
well as bonus points for creativity although many privacy campaign is uneasy this more militants approach we're not a particular big fan of while and even if it's while it's against things that's a form of protest we do not support of the ovi support the message. is contest will culminate in a protest ahead of the european police congress in berlin law enforcers fear the movement and its methods will only rise in popularity and public damage i don't think it's it's a group that is committing these crimes i think these are some people from the left wing political corner they want others to compete with them to destroy cameras and what about allegations that the rise in c.c.t.v. coverage was turning berlin into an all well state no i don't think so i think we
have a strict law that the only personal belongings or the personal. ground you own can be protected by a camera you're not allowed to point the camera at a public street and so i don't think there's. big brother watching everybody or germany does. some very strict laws when it comes to personal image rights even global giants like google of how to censor the faces of anyone snapped on this street service the advancements of things like smartphones the amount of pictures taken and uploaded to the web every day is sure to make it even more difficult for those who prefer to keep their anonymity the authorities deny that big brother is watching you in berlin however as the amount of c.c.t.v. in the city goes up it becomes increasingly difficult not to get caught on camera peter all over r.t. berlin. and over the web site r.t.
dot com right now an image of two palestinian children killed by israeli soldiers scoops the twenty twelve world press photo award as it turns out her there are even more frightening images doing the rounds on social networks and sparking quite a lot of concern because those images that are to dot com right now. also online for you a russian raids a mental health center to rescue his girlfriend i mean she was unfairly sectioned at the request of his mother find out who's in trouble now. the finance chiefs of the world's biggest economies have united in chorus against looming currency wars following high level talks right here in moscow for russia the gathering is seen as a launch pad for its hosting of the g. twenty summit later this year artie's lucy catherine off has this report. japan is actually at the center of this crisis because of its aggressive monetary and fiscal policies that have led to
a weakening of the yen and basically in tough economic times one option that a country house is to artificially make the value of its currency worth a little bit less so for example making something like this twenty dollar bill worth less you can do that by a variety of means like printing money why would you want to do that because when you do you value your currency your manufactured goods your goods your exports become cheaper and that gives you a short term economic boost which is something that a lot of these countries europe the united states japan certainly desperately need in these tough economic times there are many problems with this approach but of course the biggest one is that when you start to do something your trading partners will say hey your stuff is cheaper i want to follow suit and do the same thing and that results in a tit for tat economic clash that we know as a currency war what we're hearing right now is finance ministers essentially saying this currency war thing it's probably not going to happen does that mean that that's the case we don't quite know perhaps japan and other countries have gotten the message behind closed doors the other issue that
a lot of experts have really brought up here is that there is no consensus in the g twenty on this issue because of internal divisions for example would you have us doing isn't really all that different from what the fed in the united states does which has been printing money furiously so there's really not a lot of incentive for countries to sort of get together and take a tough stance on this issue another battle that we've really seen emerge in these talks between the united states and europe over a spirit versus debt basically the europeans have been pushing for countries to stick to agreements that were decided upon several years ago to cut down borrowing and debt they think that this sort of tough austerity medicine is the kind of thing that's going to help this economic crisis come to an end well countries like the united states and we've in fact i've heard that the u.s. is blocking specifically this push they don't want to reduce their borrowing because they're heavily indebted and if they stop borrowing if they reduce their deficit that could theoretically hurt unemployment and other sort of domestic internal issues. this is artsy now street cameras and other kinds of surveillance
across the u.s. give its citizens the feeling of having perhaps a little less privacy but it seems what you've done in the past also won't be forgotten as the library of congress is now creating a database of all tweets ever posted lower half an estate in the streets of new york to find out whether the government is once again showing too much interest in the private lives of its people. the library of congress announced that it's storing our tweet is this just another method of surveillance or is it a way of archiving the times this week let's talk about that did you know that our government is starting to store all of our tweets they're archiving them in the library of congress not surprised you're not surprised by that now why not they're
quite everything are you ok with that no absolutely not. so what do we do about it you know i don't know because they're doing a lot of other stuff that they should be doing like killing people across the world but you know there's only so much we can do it i think so our tweets are kind of low on the priority but it's still a point that they should stop there and yet it's just another way that they can surveil us right yes but i think how would you feel about your government storing all those tweets that scares me the so is that because i mean like you could tweak things i mean for about three years now and i kind of member watch would back them if they couldn't find out and just kind of see what it was that's quite scary have you ever tweeted something that you might not want stored for all time usually a tweet recipes and food related things so i'd love it if a store. i mean those are a surprise to me though they tried to facebook and they tried everything you do a lot i mean they have the rights and they stay along as the invention was private they're just doing this for your protection do you believe that you trust them to
use it not as a way to surveil you or invade your privacy you know i believe they're i mean what more can they do i mean if you put stuff i would do that you don't want to be out there that you shouldn't do with where you should just keep your private stuff so you should influence with and all over the place whether or not you think the government storing our tweets is an invasion of privacy and the bottom line is you better think twice before you tweet because you never know who might be listening. ok it's just about i let you had an hour with robert foster and his paralleled musical manna targeting us gun policy the juice news is just around the bend.
my space is based on. you know i care rest that you'll never have the fall still play local news is welcome to the show today come on out to sing we've just got a studio album praised by them on the system is devoted to the two debate which is busy dividing the united states the same with the great pick mass shootings from the receiver to to sandy hook school while someone killed them and to stop the bloodshed of this want to prevent the coming is there a concept of the same past we consult expert guests from opposing factions the military some see it is a representative of the black panthers problem is you know white missing to be on judgment preach peace compassion in abundance belief that reality fire retardant seeds of love and not interests i agree but why ban guns what's your lunch and if
you kidding the second amendment is a sacred law but under the gun bans are evil people are just sick suggested john crimes a mask only happen when people don't have access to semiautomatic weapons and we were given this precious right to bear arms not for hunting bears but to protect just you don't farm from native americans who are defending the land from the colonists no property from our own freaking government respects the winter when it comes to pay to try to take power they take the people look at hitler stalin killed osama parchments listen chavez george the third in fact is that a brit accent the seventy seventy six look up sometimes if you tell him what comes to telecoms ok let's hear from the general but it's the first time we've had you both in the studio together frankly i'm shocked by what this loss of valuable american lives is a tragedy eleven thousand gun murders a year can be truly we need to stop this insanity what do you suggest to start the citizenry leave guns to the criminals smugglers and the military good business to
keep. we need a war on drugs in a workplace like our war on drugs coming from my cold and far general place i understand you respect the second amendment to you but can you prevent events like the overseer. when temperance shooting shoulder saying shooting old. you been taking your meds the feds will go away to warn you david koresh of the school shooting that incident in connecticut was a deliberate orchestrated spike set up with aim to take our weapons and take us to visit some better reason plus a couple times they can find. someplace sane or waiting to take the united states and they get a creative dictatorship in this culture the only one standing in the way of it if the slaves want guns let them be our supremacy doesn't depend on weaponry which steals media money and makes we control every aspect of your life why do you logical examination but if you think you can just stop to read then what you
waiting for the authorities strip you of your liberty for the simple might seem to be if you won super bowls. globalists. well i guess that sums it up and brings us to point to the end of our report on guns in the divided states of america certainly it's not our place to pass judgment but listen with a question and a last comment if your passion for the second amendment were missed by down the budget and then independent
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